Understanding emerging opioid-related harms through improved surveillance, drug checking and information sharing systems

Currently, there are no rapid-monitoring systems to gather timely information on changing opioid overdose patterns and risk factors including emerging drugs. This project will use a range of novel data sources to form a rapid overdose warning system that can feed into the emerging Prompt Response Network and local communication networks.

Project Funder

National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs (NCCRED) Seed Funding

Project Partners

Medically Supervised Injecting Room, Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre, University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Victorian Institue of Forensic Medicine (VIFM)

Project staff

Associate Professor Suzanne Nielsen, Monash University

Sarah Hiley, North Richmond Community Health

Julie Latimer, Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre

Dr Nico Clark, North Richmond Community Health

Marianne Jauncey, Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre

Dr Monica Barratt, Social and Global Studies Centre, RMIT University

Dr Emma Tay, Western Sydney Local Health District

Associate Professor Dimitri Gerostamoulos, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM)

Linda Glowacki, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM)

Professor Claude Roux, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Marie Morelato, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Elodie Lefrançois, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr Tina Lam, Monash University

Michael Gilbert, Independent consultant